International News

EU 'needs united strategy' on Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:59
The European Union needs a "united strategy" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.

Hint of breakthrough in NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:57
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.

Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:14
Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".

Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:58
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.

Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:50
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.

Carbon mission returns global maps

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:36
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:34
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:11
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the economy, Ukraine and his love life over the course of a three-hour news conference. Here are five things we learnt this year.

Two US states sue over marijuana

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:53
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.

'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:46
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.

Man held over armed police stand-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:39
A 43-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was injured during a five-hour stand-off with police at a flat in Lancashire.

IS leaders 'killed by US strikes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:37
US air strikes have killed several high-ranking military leaders of Islamic State in Iraq, the Pentagon's top uniformed officer says.

Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:18
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, the reforms introduced following the financial crisis.

Cook not the way forward - Hughes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:05
Alastair Cook should be relieved of the one-day captaincy if England are to prosper at the ICC World Cup, says Simon Hughes.

VIDEO: Punch-up at parish meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:24
Pictures have emerged of a brawl at at Lancashire parish council committee meeting over a waiting list for grazing land.

Garcia quitting 'new low for Fifa'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:12
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.

VIDEO: Brawl over Kenya security bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:49
Kenyan lawmakers traded blows and the deputy speaker had water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approved changes to a tough new security bill.

PM 'did not leave NI for rave party'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:36
Downing Street rejects suggestions that the prime minister left talks in Northern Ireland early last week so he could attend his wife's "Ibiza-style rave" birthday party.

VIDEO: Mourning and rage after school attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:26
Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.

Sony hack is 'US security issue'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:09
The cyber attack on Sony that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.